Lonely Day

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"Lonely Day"
System of a Down - Lonley Day (single).jpg
Single by System of a Down
from the album Hypnotize
ReleasedApril 17, 2006
FormatCD, digital download
RecordedThe Mansion
Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles, California
Akademie Mathematique of Philosophical Sound Research
Los Angeles, California
Songwriter(s)Daron Malakian
Producer(s)Rick Rubin, Daron Malakian
System of a Down singles chronology
"Lonely Day"
"Kill Rock 'n Roll"
Music video
"Lonely Day" on YouTube

"Lonely Day" is the second single from the 2005 album Hypnotize by Armenian American metal band System of a Down. It was written by guitarist Daron Malakian, who also provides lead vocals on this track. The song received a nomination for Best Hard Rock Performance at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards.[1]

The song is featured in the 2007 film Disturbia, as well as the film's trailer; however, it is not included in the film's soundtrack.

Track listing[edit]

Digital download
1."Lonely Day"Daron Malakian2:47
CD extended play
1."Lonely Day"Daron Malakian2:48
2."Shame" (System of a Down featuring Wu-Tang Clan)Ghostface Killah, GZA, U-God, Inspectah Deck, Ol' Dirty Bastard, RZA, Method Man, Raekwon2:41
3."Snowblind" (Black Sabbath cover)Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, Bill Ward4:40
4."Metro" (Berlin cover)John Crawford2:59
5."Marmalade"Serj Tankian (lyrics), Daron Malakian (music)3:01
6."Lonely Day" (Video CD extra) 2:57


Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[2] 37
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[3] 62
Canada Rock Top 30 (Radio & Records)[4] 17
Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100)[5] 55
Denmark (Tracklisten)[6] 20
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[7] 16
France (SNEP)[8] 84
Germany (Official German Charts)[9] 46
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[10] 17
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[11] 72
US Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 23
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[12] 10
US Mainstream Rock (Billboard)[13] 10


  1. ^ Blabbermouth.net. "SLAYER, LAMB OF GOD, STONE SOUR Among GRAMMY Nominees", December 7, 2006, at Blabbermouth.net Archived September 16, 2007, at the Wayback Machine; last accessed December 7, 2006.
  2. ^ "Australian-charts.com – System of a Down – Lonely Day". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  3. ^ "Austriancharts.at – System of a Down – Lonely Day" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  4. ^ "RR Canada Rock Top 30" (PDF). p. 62. Retrieved October 14, 2019.
  5. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: Change the chart to CZ – RADIO – TOP 100 and insert 200631 into search. Retrieved 12 September 2018.
  6. ^ "Danishcharts.com – System of a Down – Lonely Day". Tracklisten.
  7. ^ "System of a Down: Lonely Day" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland.
  8. ^ "Lescharts.com – System of a Down – Lonely Day" (in French). Les classement single.
  9. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – System of a Down – Lonely Day". GfK Entertainment Charts.
  10. ^ "Charts.nz – System of a Down – Lonely Day". Top 40 Singles.
  11. ^ "Swisscharts.com – System of a Down – Lonely Day". Swiss Singles Chart.
  12. ^ "System of a Down Chart History (Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved April 9, 2015.
  13. ^ "System of a Down Chart History (Mainstream Rock)". Billboard. Retrieved April 3, 2015.

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